Artist: Lucy Ralph

A visual and textual informational poster of a young woman wearing a white polo shirt and blue jeans, both of which have been fixed by visible repair through patchworks of red, blue and white fabric scraps. Overlaid onto this photo are the phrases ‘PATCH IT’, ‘Dads old jeans’ and ‘Old school polo’.

BA Surface Pattern and Textiles
University Of Wales Trinity St. David

Lucy is a textile artist.

Lucy’s practice explores the concept of visible repair within the context of fast fashion, unpicking the industry’s influence over the relationship we have with our clothes. Working with discarded denim, scrap, donated and deadstock fabrics, a bold design aesthetic and striking colour palette, she combines sashiko-style embroidery with layering to create patches, embellishment and adornment. Lucy’s projects seek to extend the lifespan and desirability of wearable clothing, creating a reinvigorated and longer-term relationship between garment and wearer.

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In:Site 2024

Lucy was one of 14 artists who were selected to show their work at In:Site 2024.

Photograph by Hayley Salter

Window Patches with Lucy Trousers took inspiration from the shapes found in the architecture and stained glass of the Cathedral. Lucy invited people to learn about ways they can reinvigorate old garments through visible repair and patch-making, working with a range of techniques, discarded denim and dead-stock fabrics.

Photographs by Hayley Salter



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Artist: Rebecca Leek

Artist showcase.

A close-up section of a larger piece, made up of overlaid abstract shapes in red, blue, and yellow. This is a mixed media piece, comprised of print, embroidery, stitchwork and painting.

Artist: Lucy Ralph

Artist showcase.

A visual and textual informational poster of a young woman wearing a white polo shirt and blue jeans, both of which have been fixed by visible repair through patchworks of red, blue and white fabric scraps. Overlaid onto this photo are the phrases ‘PATCH IT’, ‘Dads old jeans’ and ‘Old school polo’.

Artist: Lola Awolowo

Artist showcase.

A painted, and embroidered portrait of a blue-eyed Black woman, on a background of collaged book pages. Her face is circular and tilted and she has short black hair. Her necklace and earrings are beads embroidered onto the piece’s surface. Her outline has been stitched in yellow thread.

Artist: Katy Gillam-Hull

Artist showcase.

A hand holding a green glass bead between the thumb and forefinger in front of a blurred house and tree.


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